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Students Travel To Ghana: Linking Minds Hearts And Vermont To The World
By Cookie Steponaitis
   Vergennes Union High School (VUHS) senior Ruby Dombek has one foot in two worlds. One is firmly planted in the clay soil of Addison County and the other far across the sea in Ghana. It all started from a conversation between VUHS teacher Lee Shorey, Ruby and Trinity Yard School founder Rory Jackson who was at VUHS to pick up donated sports equipment. The topic came up about no VUHS student ever having gone to Ghana to help or provide service and resulted in Dombek immediately asking the question, “Why not?” Ruby felt passionately about carrying the message of the school's work back to her classmates at VUHS. She was instrumental in organizing a meeting and fundraisers becoming the champion of an outreach trip to Ghana, setting the stage for a unique and eye opening experience that changed the lives of those who went.
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Middlebury Memories with Ruth and Pete Gipson
By Mike Cameron
    Ruth and Pete have seen a multitude of changes both here in Middlebury and across the state.Before they met and were married, both had interesting jobs and career paths that would weave their lives into the fabric of the local landscape.  Sharing some of these memories with the couple at their home in Middlebury recently was a wonderful experience both from an historical and personal perspective.

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